(Last update May 2021)
Up to now, I have been in 40 deserts.
Badain Jaran (China) : I trekked thru this superb desert with some of the tallest dunes in the world & spring-fed lakes that lie between dunes (the 'mysterious lakes').
Hoggar & Tassili N'Ajjer (Algeria) : a very scenic region of the Sahara mixing sand dunes with rock formations & displaying rock paintings.
Ennedi (Chad) : a region of Sahara with lakes and gueltas where hundreds of camels are seen.
Akakous (Libya) : a region of the Sahara with small lakes, sand dunes with good rock formations & displaying rock paintings.
White Desert (Egypt) : excellent trek thru this desert with massive chalk rock formations colored from snow-white to cream.
Sahara : Hoggar & Tassili N'Ajjer (February 1987)
Kalahari (July August 2011)
Sahara : Ennedi Plateau, including Ounianga lakes (November 2002)
Sahara : Djurab Desert (November 2002)
Grand Bara, Petit Bara, Allols, areas of Lake Abbé & Lake Assal (February 2018)
Sahara el Beyda (White Desert) (December 2007)
Danakil (October November 1994)
Danakil, one of the lowest (part of it is much below sea level) and hottest places on Earth (March 2002 & March 2006)
Sahara ; Libyan Desert with Tadrart Akakus & Ubari Lakes (January 1996)
Sahara : Adrar (March 2004)
Namib, partly coastal desert (huge Welwitschia plant, endangered desert elephants & highest dune in Africa) (July 1991)
Sahara : Ténéré (January February 2002) (October 2004)
Lompoul Desert (1986)
Somaliland : Guban Desert (Novembre 2019)
Nubian Desert (July 1989)
Patagonian Desert (December 2012)
Monte Desert (August 2010)
Lipez & Salar de Uyuni (largest salt flat in the world) (August 1990)
Atacama (July August 2000)
Nevada, Utah, California : Great Basin Desert (August 1974, April 2019)
New Mexico : Chihuahuan Desert (April 2019)
Inside of the Antarctic continent : Ellsworth Land & South Pole (December 2012)
Inside of the Antarctic continent : Dry Valleys (January 2003)
Xinjiang : Taklamatan, 2nd largest desert in the world (October 2017)
Inner Mongolia : Badain Jaran, featuring lakes between dunes & Bilutu dune (dubbed highest dune in the world) (September - October 2013)
Gujrat : Thar (Great Rann of Kutch & Little Rann of Kutch) (January 2013)
Dasht-e Kavir (between Kerman & Mashhad (Mechhed) (April 2006)
Western Syrian Desert (between Amman & Bagdad) (April 2001)
Neguev (June 1995)
Wadi Rum (May 1986)
Sharqiya Sands (Wahiba Sands) (April 1989)
Gobi, famous for its 'singing' dunes covered with snow in winter (July 1998 & February 2006)
Judaean Desert (July 1995)
Rub al Khali (January 1997)
Nafud (December 1996)
Syrian desert (including Palmyra, Raqqa, Deir-ez Zor & Hassaké) (May 1994)
Karakum (April 2004)
Hadramaout Governorate : Ramlat al-Sab'atayn Desert (Hadramaout) (November 1988)
Marib Governorate : Ramlat al-Sab'atayn Desert (Marib) (May 1979
Volcanic desert covering the Iceland Highlands (center of the island, particularly : Odadahraun Desert (July 2009)
Stone Desert (= Planted Stones, = Pobiti Kamani) (Varna Province) (May 2014)